Thursday, April 24, 2014
Sci-Tech >> Bio-tech
Source: Xinhua Published: April 19, 2014 10:04
The negative effects of childhood bullying could last even longer than previously thought, with victims having higher risk in depression, ill-health and even joblessness in their middle age, according to a British research published Friday.
Source: Xinhua Published: April 17, 2014 20:26
Children are able to process linguistic information better when they have completed previously an entertaining memory training, said a joint study by the Humboldt University of Berlin and the University of the Saarland on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua Published: April 17, 2014 20:17
Chinese scientists have discovered a new species of brownish pit viper in the largest scientific study since the 1970s on wildlife at Mount Qomolangma, known in the West as Mount Everest.
Source: Xinhua Published: April 17, 2014 14:54
Chinese scientists have discovered a new species of brownish pit viper in the largest scientific study since the 1970s on wildlife at Mount Qomolangma, known in the West as Mount Everest.
Source: Xinhua Published: April 16, 2014 09:10
Women with a higher body mass index (BMI) before or in early pregnancy may have a risk of fetal death, stillbirth and infant death, British researchers said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: April 15, 2014 09:47
A blood test developed in Italy could help predicting and preventing Alzheimer's Disease (AD), local researchers said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua Published: April 10, 2014 22:16
A DNA testing will be used to confirm the identity of a man who appears to be suffering from amnesia, the Norwegian news agency NTB reported on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua Published: April 09, 2014 16:55
Haruko Obokata, a Japanese researcher accused of falsifying and fabricating parts of her purportedly trailblazing stem cell research papers, on Wednesday stressed confirmation of the stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency (STAP) cells.
Source: Xinhua Published: April 08, 2014 13:52
Scientists in New Zealand and the Netherlands have made a breakthrough in understanding a bacterial immune system that might help in stopping antibiotic- resistant genes.
Source: Xinhua Published: April 06, 2014 16:39
A 5,000-year-old cypress tree said to have been planted by Huangdi, the "Yellow Emperor" considered the common ancestor of all Chinese, has been cloned, scientists said on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua Published: April 04, 2014 10:19
Scientists said Thursday they have genetically engineered trees that will be easier to break down to produce paper and biofuel, a key advance that will mean using fewer chemicals, less energy and creating fewer environmental pollutants.
Source: Xinhua Published: April 02, 2014 08:36
Men with long-term HIV infections are at a greater risk for a heart attack than their uninfected peers, a new US study said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: April 01, 2014 08:48
US researchers said Monday they have identified 21 distinct facial expressions that can be used to track the origins of emotions in the human brain.
Source: Xinhua Published: March 21, 2014 09:12
Scientists from Australia's Commonwealth of Scientific and Industrial Research Organization ( CSIRO) are combining micro sensing, sterile insect technology and new insect trapping systems to protect farms from one of Australia 's most economically damaging pest - the Queensland fruit fly.
Source: Xinhua Published: March 21, 2014 08:39
Human nose is capable of discriminating at least 1 trillion different odors, a new US study said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua Published: March 19, 2014 08:40
Some guidelines say people should lower fatty acid intake and choose "healthy" polyunsaturated fats, in order to reduce the risk of coronary disease. However, a new study published on Tuesday questioned that.
Source: Xinhua Published: March 14, 2014 08:21
People make judgements on others' trustworthiness in just half a second by hearing their voice, an international research team revealed on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua Published: March 14, 2014 08:16
A 46-year-old US woman has likely acquired HIV from her female partner in a rare case of female-to-female sexual transmission of the AIDS virus, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua Published: March 13, 2014 08:45
US researchers said Wednesday they have developed a new vaginal gel that might help protect women from HIV even it's applied three hours after sex.
Source: Xinhua Published: March 13, 2014 08:43
Women who develop gestational diabetes may face an increased risk of early heart disease later in life, even if they do not develop diabetes subsequent to their pregnancy, US researchers said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: March 12, 2014 14:17
The latest potentialities of global stem cell research will come under the microscope when one of the world's largest ever gatherings of leading neurosurgeons, neurologists and psychiatrists mass in Sydney next week for the World Congress of the Society of Brain Mapping and Therapeutics ( SBMT).
Source: Xinhua Published: March 11, 2014 08:18
German biopharmaceutical company CureVac GmbH has won a 2 million euros ($2.78 million) inducement prize from the European Union for an innovative vaccine technology, the European Commission said in a statement Monday.
Source: Xinhua Published: March 07, 2014 11:33
Vaccines for H7N9 bird flu could hit the market as early as May, a Chinese expert on infectious disease said Friday.
Source: Xinhua Published: March 05, 2014 17:26
A rare catch of fish from 7 kilometers below the surface of the Pacific Ocean has given New Zealand and Scottish scientists a glimpse into life in the deepest parts of the world's oceans.
Source: Xinhua Published: March 04, 2014 21:07
A remarkable discovery by the Center for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) of potent antibodies that could neutralize and kill multiple strains of HIV was reported on Monday.
Source: Xinhua Published: March 03, 2014 18:31
Tape and a bit of glue have helped save the life of a hatchling chick of one of the world's rarest birds, New Zealand conservation officials said Monday.
Source: Xinhua Published: March 02, 2014 09:44
China has returned 887,000 tonnes of US corn shipments tainted with a genetically-modified (GM) strain not approved by the country's agriculture ministry since last October.
Source: Xinhua Published: February 28, 2014 14:27
Austrian scientists have developed a vaccine against human papilloma virus (HPV) that could provide broader protection against infections.
Source: Xinhua Published: February 27, 2014 18:29
The Philippines received reports of 448 new HIV cases in January this year, up 18 percent over a year earlier, the Department of Health said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua Published: February 25, 2014 20:36
Children and young people of Turkish descent in Germany have no increased risk of psychological problems, said researchers of Developmental Psychology section at the Ruhr-University Bochum on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: February 20, 2014 18:34
Researchers called for more investment in malaria control in Africa on Thursday as the latest study showed that 57 percent of the continent's population still live in moderate and high risk of infection.
Source: Xinhua Published: February 16, 2014 09:38
More than 5,000 patients have received stem cell treatment in Cuba since that procedure was introduced in 2004, a medical expert said Saturday.
Source: CNTV.cn Published: February 09, 2014 11:04
Researchers in Shanghai have developed a genetically-engineered vaccine for the H7N9 virus. The prototype vaccine has passed preliminary testing in laboratory mice.
Salmon have 'inherited magnetic map' for migration: study
Source: Xinhua Published: February 07, 2014 10:12
Baby salmon with no prior migratory experience are able to orient themselves according to the Earth's magnetic field in the direction of the marine feeding grounds frequented by their ancestors, showed a new study published Thursday that suggests the fish may inherit a kind of built-in GPS that alwa...
Big waves costly for fish: ANU study
Source: Xinhua Published: February 03, 2014 08:41
Big waves are energetically costly for fish, and there are more big waves than ever, a study by the Australian National University (ANU) found out.
Source: Xinhua Published: January 31, 2014 17:53
A team of scientists from the Nairobi-based research institution has formed a global consortium to help save millions of domestic cows from a killer parasite that plagues some 11 sub-Saharan Africa countries by developing a vaccine.
Source: Xinhua Published: January 31, 2014 10:06
An international team of researchers said Thursday they have created a map of gene mutations that contribute to the neurodegenerative disorder known as hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), which is considered as the first step toward the development of new treatments for the disease.
Source: Xinhua Published: January 29, 2014 11:20
Robotic floats armed with revolutionary new sensors will be launched in the Indian Ocean, as part of a new India-Australia research partnership to study the Indian Ocean, Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: January 28, 2014 14:40
Exposure to the pesticide DDT, which was banned in the United States since 1972 but still being used in some countries, may increase the risk and severity of Alzheimer's disease in some people, a US study said Monday.
Source: Xinhua Published: January 28, 2014 10:56
The University of Michigan- Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute has been cited for successful partnership and bestowed a special award by the Institute of International Education (IIE), a US-based non- profit organization.
Space-raised flies more susceptible to fungus: study
Source: Xinhua Published: January 25, 2014 08:48
Drosophila flies that grew up in space had a weakened immune system after returning to Earth, US researchers said Friday.
Source: Xinhua Published: January 24, 2014 09:53
A free 10-minute online test developed by researchers at the Australian National University ( ANU) is helping people assess their risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, the university said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua Published: January 24, 2014 08:27
Researchers from Britain, Australia and Brazil have sequenced the genome of the world's oldest continuously surviving cancer, a transmissible genital cancer that affects dogs.
Source: Xinhua Published: January 17, 2014 15:50
Australian scientists have discovered a simple way of detecting diabetes death risk with blood tests, local media reported on Friday.
Source: Xinhua Published: January 17, 2014 13:56
A group of scientists from the University of Technology under Vietnam National University (VNU) have successfully completed a Vietnamese human genome, said the university on Friday.
Source: Xinhua Published: January 17, 2014 09:39
The first clinical trial of a gene therapy for inherited progressive blindness showed "very promising" initial results, according to Oxford University researchers leading the study.
Source: Xinhua Published: January 17, 2014 09:15
Poland's first-ever face transplant has been recognized as the world's best example of reconstructive surgery of 2013 at a recent annual meeting of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM) in Hawaii, Poland's local media reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua Published: January 15, 2014 09:44
The second generation vaccines against rotavirus, the most common cause of severe childhood diarrhea worldwide, are associated with a small increased risk of a rare intestinal disorder called intussusception that may require surgery, two US studies suggested Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: January 14, 2014 13:40
A New Zealand-European study has provided new hope that many exotic weed pests around the world can be better treated with exotic insects rather than chemical controls.
Source: Xinhua Published: January 03, 2014 21:28
German scientists have developed a prototype of artificial bone marrow, which can simplify the treatment of leukemia in a few years, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) announced on Friday.
Source: Xinhua Published: January 03, 2014 10:06
US and Chinese scientists said Thursday they have discovered an effective strategy that could prevent the human immune system from rejecting the grafts derived from human embryonic stem cells, a major problem now limiting the development of human stem cell therapies.
Source: Xinhua Published: December 20, 2013 16:56
Chinese scientists have made a discovery that could help women who suffer from infertility.
Source: Xinhua Published: December 20, 2013 10:29
Researchers at the University of New South Wales have unlocked a hidden pathway that could hold the secrets to reversing one of life's little problems mortality and the results, published Friday, in the journal Cell could provide an entirely new arsenal against modern disease.
Source: Xinhua Published: December 11, 2013 09:28
Chinese doctors reported on Tuesday the discovery of an abnormal karyotype in human chromosome 5, the world's first such case, in northwest China's Shaanxi Province.
Source: Xinhua Published: December 05, 2013 21:55
The site of Atapuerca, close to the city of Burgos in northern Spain, continues to produce fascinating news in regard to the origins of the human race.
Source: Xinhua Published: December 05, 2013 09:18
US researchers said Wednesday they have found a potential way to predict survival in ovarian cancer patients by counting the number of tumor-attacking immune cells that have migrated into the tumor in an effort to eradicate it.
Source: Xinhua Published: December 05, 2013 09:09
More than a third of twin births and more than three-quarters of triplets or higher-order births in the United States are the result of assisted reproductive technologies, said a new finding published Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: December 04, 2013 09:11
US researchers said Tuesday they have used radioimmunotherapy (RIT) to destroy remaining HIV- infected cells in the blood samples of patients treated with antiretroviral therapy, offering a possible new strategy for curing HIV infection.
Source: Xinhua Published: December 03, 2013 13:30
Scientists from the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Japan announced on Tuesday the discovery of a rice gene that has the potential to increase the production of modern long-grain indica rice varieties.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 20, 2013 09:26
Sudden cardiac arrests might not be sudden in most cases, a US study said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 18, 2013 22:51
A kit to test for cancer using "a single drop of blood" has been approved for China and the EU.
New gene therapy could reverse heart failure in pigs: study
Source: Xinhua Published: November 15, 2013 09:31
US researchers said Wednesday they have successfully tested a powerful gene therapy, delivered directly into the heart, to reverse heart failure in pigs.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 12, 2013 16:42
The earliest domestication of cattle may have taken place in Northeast China, according to a joint study by Chinese and foreign scientists.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 08, 2013 10:28
Children born extremely prematurely face up to a 19 times greater risk of retinal detachment later in life than peers born at term, a study in the US journal Ophthalmology said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 07, 2013 16:51
The number of men diagnosed with prostate cancer in Australia has increased 276 percent during the last two decades, a study by leading cancer organization Cancer Council NSW (New South Wales) revealed on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 07, 2013 16:05
Chinese doctors have discovered and registered a new mutant gene for alpha-thalassemia, first of its kind worldwide, an advance that enriches the gene database to assist researches into cures for genetic disease.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 07, 2013 09:21
US researchers said Wednesday that monkeys in a lab have learned to control the movement of both arms on an avatar using just their brain activity.
Source: Xinhua Published: November 05, 2013 13:39
The total number of Cambodian children immunized in the nationwide campaign with measles and rubella vaccines has already reached one million, the Ministry of Health announced Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 31, 2013 16:04
Chinese scientists have completed genome sequencing of saccharina japonica, whiteleg shrimp and Yesso scallop, opening possibilities for boosting quality and yield of the three species commonly harvested as seafood.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 31, 2013 14:19
Vietnam has become the world's tenth country to successfully applying nanotechnology to produce Nano Curcumin, a substance that can help treat cancer, announced the Vietnam Science and Technology Academy.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 31, 2013 09:36
A latest research statement from Australian national science body, CSIRO, has confirmed on Thursday that the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus which killed hundreds people originated in horseshoe bats from China, according to a statement released Thursday.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 30, 2013 18:19
Chinese scientists on Wednesday published the genome sequence of the Yangtze River dolphin, an iconic freshwater mammal of China driven to extinction by human activity.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 30, 2013 14:09
Nearly 2,900 whoopping cough cases have been reported in the US state of Texas so far this year and things are about as bad in three neighboring states, local media reported Tuesday.
Chinese researchers develop H7N9 flu vaccine
Source: Xinhua Published: October 27, 2013 08:47
Chinese researchers announced Saturday they had successfully developed the vaccine for the H7N9 bird flu virus, after the flu strain had left more than 130 people infected, with 45 fatalities reported.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 25, 2013 11:20
Cuban researchers are working on developing two orally-taken cholera vaccines, one of which is in advanced clinical trials, experts said in Havana on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 25, 2013 08:49
US researchers said Thursday that an experimental global vaccine may afford "partial protection " in monkeys against challenges with an especially deadly form of the AIDS virus, raising new hope for an effective vaccine in people.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 24, 2013 14:24
Overweight and obesity rates are increasing rapidly across Australia, according to a new National Health Performance Authority (NHPA) report released on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 24, 2013 11:01
A three-year-old American girl born with HIV and treated with a combination of antiviral drugs unusually early "continues to do well" and remains free of the virus 18 months after all treatment ceased, US doctors said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 24, 2013 10:07
Hospitals and health service providers in New York State will be required to offer a hepatitis C screening test or diagnostic test for baby boomers born between 1945 and 1965.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 23, 2013 19:26
The Australian federal government has announced more than 559 million AU dollars ($538.8 million) in funding to help Australian health and medical researchers make new health discoveries, a joint media release by Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Minister for Health Peter Dutton said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 23, 2013 16:58
Artificial knee joints based on the bone proportion of Chinese people were released in China's southwestern city of Chengdu on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 22, 2013 11:07
New Zealand and Japanese scientists are hoping to discover strategic mineral deposits and new forms of life in a joint exploration of some of the world's deepest waters in the southwest Pacific.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 22, 2013 09:55
US National Institutes of Health (NIH) said Monday that it's to launch a large-scale clinical trial to investigate if a vitamin D supplement helps prevent or delay type 2 diabetes in adults who have prediabetes, and are at high risk for developing type 2.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 19, 2013 15:20
China's drug watchdog issued a circular on Saturday to remind people of the possible adverse effects of taking allopurinol anti-gout pills.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 18, 2013 09:15
Scientists said Thursday they have found what could be sleep's basic purpose: it clears the brain of toxic metabolic byproducts.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 16, 2013 15:57
Children who stutter have less grey matter in key regions of the brain responsible for speech production than children who do not stutter, according to a new Canadian study.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 12, 2013 12:16
US researchers said Friday that a protein that is increased during endurance exercise may help boost brain health.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 11, 2013 23:12
The anti-malaria vaccine, RTS,S, which was tested in several African countries including Gabon, could be commercialized by 2015, according to the Lambarene Medical Research Center (CERMEL) in Gabon.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 11, 2013 09:55
US and Swiss researchers said Thursday they have discovered a promising new approach called RNA interference (RNAi) to combating deadly human viruses, a development that could help create vaccines against deadly infections such as HIV, hepatitis C and dengue.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 10, 2013 18:55
Two research institutions in Singapore announced on Thursday that they will jointly set up a research center to investigate the connections between nutrition, human development and metabolic diseases, which has much to do with the popular topic of "healthy ageing."
Source: Xinhua Published: October 09, 2013 21:05
Southeast Asian leaders agreed on the urgent need for more action to address non- communicable diseases in the region at the 23rd ASEAN Summit held here Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 09, 2013 19:27
A Chinese-produced vaccine against Japanese encephalitis has been prequalified by the World Health Organization (WHO), said the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 09, 2013 19:22
When Hu Haitao watched his son Hu Bing swallow the small white pills meant to protect him from polio, he never imagined what the end result would be.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 09, 2013 09:01
US researchers said Tuesday they have found two gene mutations associated with increased risk of developing eating disorders.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 08, 2013 13:49
Australian researchers have found that sunscreen not only provides 100 percent protection against sunburn, but also protects a "superhero gene" that fights all three types of skin cancer, local media reported on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 07, 2013 18:14
The following is a list of winners of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine since 2003:
Three scientists share 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Source: Xinhua Published: October 07, 2013 17:53
Three scientists shared the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, the Nobel Committee at Swedish Karolinska Institute announced on Monday.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 03, 2013 09:34
A new vaccine may help boost the efficacy of Bacille Calmette Guerin (BCG), currently the only tuberculosis (TB) vaccine available, offering new hopes for the global fight against the disease, Canadian researchers said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 02, 2013 11:11
Heart attack patients receiving an inexpensive drug called metoprolol, while on the way to the hospital, may have significantly less damage in their hearts, according to clinical trial study results published Tuesday in the US journal Circulation.
Source: Xinhua Published: October 01, 2013 04:02
Ahead of plans for the US Marine Corps' MV-22 Osprey transport based in Okinawa to join in disaster relief training in the western Japanese prefecture of Kochi later this month, officials from the region's defense bureau started a series of visits on Tuesday to notify locals that the expected flight...
Source: Xinhua Published: September 24, 2013 08:55
The rate of new HIV infections fell by one-third over the past decade due to increased spending and effective treatment, the United Nations agency leading the global HIV/AIDS response said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua Published: September 23, 2013 17:40
The latest data revealed by Australia's Victorian Cancer Registry (VCR) showed the increasing levels of obesity would account for the significant growth in the number of younger women being diagnosed with uterus or endometrial cancer, a media release from Cancer Council of Victoria (CCV) said on Mon...
Source: Xinhua Published: September 19, 2013 16:28
An international team of genome scientists has mapped the whole genome sequence of big cats, including tiger, lion and snow leopard, with the purpose of investigating the genetic diversity and conservation of big cats.
Source: Xinhua Published: September 19, 2013 16:27
Deep inside the trenches of the Southern Ocean, Australian researchers have discovered for the first time the ongoing impact of ocean currents on the distribution and abundance of critical marine micro-organisms.
Source: Xinhua Published: September 19, 2013 11:28
A team of researchers led by King's College London has identified a new gene, which may have the ability to prevent HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, from spreading after it enters the body.
Source: Xinhua Published: September 18, 2013 14:29
Two compounds found in red grapes and blueberries may help boost the human immune system, a U S study said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: September 18, 2013 14:07
An international cardiac research led by a Canadian scientist showed fat deposits around the heart -- which can be spotted through simple CT scans -- can help predict the risk of death in patients with chronic kidney disease.
Source: Xinhua Published: September 17, 2013 09:29
Vaccinating cows against the O157 strain of E. coli bacteria might reduce by nearly 85 percent human cases of the disease, British researchers said Monday.
Source: Xinhua Published: September 17, 2013 08:41
US researchers said Monday they have created a "microbial battery" that harnesses a special type of microbe to produce electricity by digesting the plant and animal waste dissolved in sewage.
Source: Xinhua Published: September 16, 2013 08:43
A cancer drug already approved for use in humans might also be effective in the treatment of diabetes, US researchers said Sunday.
Scientists get clear picture of HIV 'conspirator'
Source: Xinhua Published: September 14, 2013 11:39
Chinese and US researchers have gotten the first close look at one of the two HIV " conspirators" that help the AIDS-causing virus invade human immune system.
Source: Xinhua Published: September 11, 2013 09:01
Spanish researchers said Tuesday that they have created a mutated version of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus that could be used as the basis for a safe and effective vaccine.
Source: Xinhua Published: September 09, 2013 08:40
A combination of two licensed antiviral drugs could be used to treat the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus that causes an acute respiratory illness in humans and has killed about half of the individuals known to be infected, a US study said Sunday.
Source: Global Times - Xinhua Published: September 09, 2013 00:13
Chinese scientists have discovered that a type of H7N9 bird flu can bind with a human receptor, which explains how the virus can infect human beings.
Source: Xinhua Published: September 05, 2013 10:20
US researchers said Wednesday that they have identified a compound that appears to reverse the learning deficits associated with Down syndrome in lab mice.
Source: Xinhua Published: August 30, 2013 08:58
Chinese researchers said Thursday that they have identified a key protein in the brain responsible for the development of depression, offering a fresh avenue in the search for therapies to treat depression.
Source: Xinhua Published: August 29, 2013 09:16
Lows amounts of a brain protein called RbAp48 may be responsible for the memory loss that normally occurs in older individuals, a US study said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: August 27, 2013 08:11
Israeli researchers from Ben Gurion University are a few steps closer to formulating a drug that could make the autoimmune skin disease, known as psoriasis, a thing of the past, one of the researcher told Xinhua Monday.
Source: Xinhua Published: August 24, 2013 08:16
US researchers said Friday that a greater consumption of fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of developing invasive bladder cancer in women.
Source: Xinhua Published: August 23, 2013 10:05
A noninvasive urine test might offer doctors a simple way to tell if a kidney transplant patient is at risk of transplant rejection, a US study said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua Published: August 21, 2013 19:26
The mechanisms of the human foot have much more in common with the flexible feet of other great apes, according to a research published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: August 21, 2013 16:50
Heart failure patients who see a doctor in the first month after leaving hospital are more than 10 percent less likely to die or suffer a new emergency than those who do not, a Canadian study has found.
Source: Xinhua Published: August 21, 2013 08:22
US researchers said Tuesday they have found a series of biomarkers in blood that may be used to identify who is at risk of suicide in the future.
Source: Xinhua Published: August 19, 2013 09:18
A team of Bangladeshi scientists have successfully decoded the genome sequence of a local variety of jute plant, opening up a new vista in the development of the golden fibre.
Source: Xinhua Published: August 17, 2013 09:15
US researchers said Friday children as young as five who consume soft drinks every day are more likely to have behavioral problems such as aggression, difficulty in paying attention and social withdrawal.
Source: Global Times - Xinhua Published: August 16, 2013 00:23
The new strain of bird flu, H7N9, has killed 45 people on the Chinese mainland since the first human infection was confirmed in Shanghai in late March, a health official said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua Published: August 09, 2013 09:18
An investigational vaccine has been found to offer "complete protection" against malaria infection in healthy adults in an early-stage clinical trial, US researchers reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua Published: August 09, 2013 09:15
Spanish researchers reported Thursday they had resurrected the structure of 4-billion-year-old proteins in the laboratory.
Source: Xinhua Published: August 08, 2013 08:57
Some of the world's leading flu researchers on Wednesday proposed to make potentially risky experiments with the H7N9 avian influenza virus, saying it "is necessary and should be done" to fully assess the virus' potential risk.
Source: Xinhua Published: July 28, 2013 20:01
An official of the World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed his hope that the WHO will further cooperate with China in hepatitis B prevention and control.
Source: Xinhua Published: July 25, 2013 14:54
Australia's Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Kim Carr, on Thursday launched the Australian national science body CSIRO's Biosecurity Flagship aimed at helping protect the country's environment, agricultural industries and people from biological threats.
Source: Xinhua Published: July 21, 2013 09:32
Hepatic stem cells, produced by a patients' own cells, could possibly help cure end-stage liver diseases, a study led by Chinese scientists has shown.
Source: Xinhua Published: July 19, 2013 09:14
Chinese researchers said Thursday they have developed an "easy and safe way" to create stem cells, a breakthrough that could greatly promote the development of so-called therapeutic cloning to generate tissues and organs for treatment of diseases.
Source: Xinhua Published: July 19, 2013 09:11
The H7N9 bird flu virus may be highly transmissible among ferrets, a common animal model for studying how flu might spread in humans, Chinese researchers reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua Published: July 18, 2013 08:51
An "intelligent" surgical knife can tell surgeons, within seconds, whether the tissue they are removing is cancerous or not, British researchers reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: July 09, 2013 08:58
The 2-year-old girl implanted with the first artificial windpipe grown from her own stem cells three months ago has died, the US Children's Hospital of Illinois announced Monday.
Source: Xinhua Published: July 04, 2013 10:56
Millions more people could get access to life-saving HIV drugs, after Australian researchers found a lower daily dose is as safe and effective in suppressing the virus as the standard recommended quantity.
Source: Xinhua Published: July 04, 2013 10:01
Australian scientists on Thursday hailed a latest study by Japanese researchers as breaking new ground in the ability to grow working organs, without the need for a donor.
Source: Xinhua Published: July 04, 2013 08:58
Two HIV positive patients who underwent bone marrow transplants no longer have detectable virus in their blood cells, even after stopping anti-retroviral therapy for months, US researchers reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: July 04, 2013 08:38
Children born after any in-vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure have a small increased risk of mental disability compared to spontaneous conception, according to a study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Source: Xinhua Published: June 27, 2013 08:54
The US government said Wednesday it will substantially reduce the use of chimpanzees in biomedical research and send into retirement most of the 360 chimpanzees it currently owns or supports.
Jiaolong completes sample-capture mission
Source: Xinhua Published: June 20, 2013 09:37
A researcher takes samples from spider crab captured in the cold vents of south China sea, south China by China's manned deep-sea submersible Jiaolong, June 19, 2013. Jiaolong finished the first diving operation for its first voyage of experimental application in the South China Sea on Monday, a lar...
Source: Xinhua Published: June 19, 2013 09:23
Brazil plans to produce vaccines against the influenza H1N1 virus, Health Minister Alexandre Padilha said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: June 18, 2013 08:44
A US hospital announced on Monday that it is recruiting kids for the world's first pediatric hand transplant program.
Source: Xinhua Published: June 14, 2013 09:38
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that human genes cannot be patented, a decision which would have potentially far-reaching effects on medical and biotechnology industries.
Source: Xinhua Published: June 14, 2013 09:27
China has approved three varieties of genetically modified (GM) soybeans to be imported as processing materials, the Ministry of Agriculture announced Thursday.
Source: Xinhua Published: June 08, 2013 19:46
A group of Australian scientists and industrial designers published their latest development of world's first bionic eye, a device that may help thousands of people in darkness to see shapes and light again, local media reported on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua Published: June 06, 2013 08:37
Italian doctors have recreated part of the function of the pancreas in the bone marrow of four patients for the first time in the world, a statement from San Raffaele hospital in Milan said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: June 05, 2013 16:45
Scientific experts and representatives from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the International Olympic Committee Wednesday met in Beijing to review the progress in combatting gene and cell doping.
Source: Xinhua Published: June 05, 2013 10:39
Higher blood iron levels may decrease your risk of Parkinson's disease (PD), according to an international study released Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: June 04, 2013 14:19
One in three Australians with newly- diagnosed bowel cancer would not act on genetic screening that showed predisposition to other cancers, researchers at the University of New South Wales (US) reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: May 31, 2013 09:09
Confined field trials on Genetically Modified banana variety genetically engineered to resist a bacterial disease that has been decimating crops across Africa will begin in Kenya in 2014, a researcher said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua Published: May 30, 2013 08:51
US researchers said Wednesday they have developed a new gene therapy that in animal studies can provide broad protection against flu viruses associated with historic human pandemics.
Source: Xinhua Published: May 29, 2013 08:42
The spectacular white coats of white tigers are caused by a single change in a known pigment gene, a new study has found.
Source: Xinhua Published: May 29, 2013 08:36
A new report by Chinese scientists has showed that all the 111 H7N9 avian influenza patients investigated for the research had a fever while 90.1 percent had developed coughs, and males and the elderly are more likely to be infected.
Source: Xinhua Published: May 28, 2013 13:27
Vietnam has successfully conducted the country's first-ever haploidentical stem cell transplant for a 21-year-old man, state-run Vietnam News reported on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: May 27, 2013 08:34
Sequential introduction of the proteins known to reprogram cells could improve the efficiency of cell reprogramming, according to a new study reported in Nature Cell Biology on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua Published: May 22, 2013 19:01
Two reagents used to conduct clinical tests for human infections of the H7N9 avian flu have been given approval to enter the Chinese market, according to the country's drug watchdog.
Source: Xinhua Published: May 22, 2013 08:18
A hospital in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province announced Tuesday that Asia's first small bowel transplant operation between twins has been successful.
Source: Xinhua Published: May 21, 2013 08:40
British researchers have used a novel form of MRI to identify crucial developmental processes in the brain that are vulnerable to the effects of premature birth, according to a report published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
Source: Xinhua Published: May 21, 2013 08:40
A group of Israeli biomedical engineering researchers have developed a device to stimulate cells in the visual system after they have been injected with a special light-sensitive protein, the leader of the researchers told Xinhua on Monday.
Source: Xinhua Published: May 15, 2013 19:47
India has announced a major breakthrough by its scientists who have unveiled a low-cost vaccine against a deadly virus that causes severe diarrhoea which kills about half-a-million children worldwide every year.
Source: Xinhua Published: May 15, 2013 09:10
US researchers said Tuesday they have found a resistant strain of wheat that can reduce nematode numbers in soil and protect the next rotation of tomato plants.
Source: Xinhua Published: May 14, 2013 10:56
A new coronavirus, related to SARS, has been identified as the cause of an increasing number of illnesses and deaths in several countries in the Middle East and Europe.
Source: Xinhua Published: May 14, 2013 10:20
Giving small amounts of infant formula to newborns who experience high levels of weight loss might actually increase the length of time their mothers end up breastfeeding, a new study has found.
Source: Xinhua Published: May 13, 2013 15:19
One in ten Australian infants develop a food allergy, said ambassadors for Food Allergy Week 2013, launched Monday.
Source: Xinhua Published: May 13, 2013 15:19
Almost 50 percent of veterinarians have contracted infections from animals during their career, according to research led by the University of Sydney released Monday.
Source: Xinhua Published: May 08, 2013 18:27
A New Zealand health research center announced Wednesday that its scientist are to head a multinational research center that will focus on preventing pregnancy complications in the southwest China municipality of Chongqing.
Source: Xinhua Published: May 08, 2013 16:30
An international exhibition on medicine and pharmacy, the Vietnam Medi-Pharm 2013, kicked off in capital Hanoi on Wednesday, attracting domestic and foreign companies from 30 countries and territories.
Source: Xinhua Published: May 08, 2013 13:36
The Australian government will provide Cancer Australia with A$2.4 million ($2.44 million) over the next four years to improve cancer data and cancer care across the nation, Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: May 07, 2013 14:31
India accounts for the maximum number of first day deaths of newborn babies in the world, says a new report.
Source: Xinhua Published: May 07, 2013 09:04
The South African researchers have made a huge discovery in the cell treatment study, local media reported on Monday.
Source: Xinhua Published: May 06, 2013 09:08
Epilepsy that does not respond to drugs may be halted by transplanting a specific type of cell into the brain, according to a new study conducted by US researchers and published online on Sunday in the journal Nature Neuroscience.
Source: Xinhua Published: May 05, 2013 16:35
Three new coronavirus carriers have been found in Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number of the infections reported in the country within a week to ten, Al Sharq Al Awsat newspaper said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua Published: May 02, 2013 09:33
US researchers said on Wednesday they have identified virtually all of the major mutations that drive acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a fast-growing blood cancer in adults that often is difficult to treat.
Source: Xinhua Published: May 01, 2013 10:54
A team of researchers of the Kobe University in the western Japanese prefecture of Hyogo has found small-module compounds that have potent activity to block the interactions of a protein with these multiple effector molecules, which is believed to cause cancer by helping cells proliferate, local med...
Source: Xinhua Published: April 25, 2013 11:19
Cuba's biotechnology industry is expected to double over the next five years, bringing in more than five billion US dollars in export revenues, officials said recently.
Source: Xinhua Published: April 24, 2013 09:21
Scientists have found that the H7N9 flu virus in humans has a similar gene sequence to that of H7N9 found in live poultry, the China Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: April 19, 2013 15:01
Chinese scientists have come up with a new method of weighing microscopic particles such as single atoms or protons, as well as cancer DNA, which could lead to early diagnoses of the disease.
Source: Xinhua Published: April 18, 2013 10:48
Many dog owners have their pets spayed or neutered to help control the pet population, but a new study suggests the procedure could add to the length of their lives and alter the risk of specific causes of death.
Source: Xinhua Published: April 18, 2013 09:28
Medical experts warned on Wednesday that infectious diseases from wild animals to humans are equally deadly and that coordinated efforts must be made to contain them.
Source: Xinhua Published: April 17, 2013 11:21
Brazil will resume production of insulin on a large scale after 14 years of depending on imports, Health Minister Alexandre Padilha said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: April 17, 2013 09:41
A bioengineered kidney is able to produce urine when transplanted into a rat, according to a new study by the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Regenerative Medicine,as quoted by media reports Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua Published: April 15, 2013 10:17
US researchers said Sunday they have directly converted ordinary skin cells to the type of brain cells destroyed in patients with multiple sclerosis.
Source: Xinhua Published: April 15, 2013 09:51
Researchers have discovered 14 new genetic variations that are associated with heart rate, according to a study published online Sunday in the journal Nature Genetics.
Source: Xinhua Published: April 10, 2013 11:07
Scientists offered new evidence Tuesday that a component of egg whites, already popular as a substitute for whole eggs among health-conscious consumers concerned about cholesterol in the yolk, may have another beneficial effect in reducing blood pressure.
Source: Xinhua Published: April 09, 2013 19:59
The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has started researching how humans can avoid contracting the H7N9 virus.
Source: Xinhua Published: April 09, 2013 13:47
US researchers said Monday they have identified a genetically-engineered chicken-killing virus as a promising treatment for prostate cancer in humans.
Source: Xinhua Published: April 09, 2013 10:44
Gene may explain why some people are lazy, said a new study released by the University of Missouri on Monday.
Source: Xinhua Published: April 09, 2013 09:13
The novel coronavirus is as virulent as or more virulent than the SARS coronavirus in causing lung damage, a new study by Hong Kong University (HKU) researchers has showed.
Source: Xinhua Published: April 08, 2013 14:16
China has started research for the development of vaccines for the H7N9 bird flu virus, a health official said Monday.
Source: Xinhua Published: April 08, 2013 13:29
The cholesterol and saturated fat in red meat may not the real culprit for heart disease as another compound -- carnitine -- could harden the arteries, according to US researchers.
Bacteria in your cellphone
Source: Xinhua Published: April 06, 2013 10:08
A recent study by Professor Simon Park at Surrey University in UK showed that your cellphone contains a lots of bacteria and germs. Here are some pictures. (Photo Source: forum.news.cn)
Source: Xinhua Published: April 05, 2013 17:01
A New Zealand geologist has dated a prehistoric whale fossil to a period much more recent than previously thought, raising new questions about the evolution of modern mammals.
Source: Xinhua Published: April 05, 2013 17:00
Scientists at the University of Western Australia (UWA) have received funding to carry out research into thalidomide to develop new treatment for cancer patients, the research-intensive university said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua Published: April 05, 2013 10:14
No vaccine is currently available for human infection with influenza A (H7N9) virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday in its latest update on the outbreak of the deadly disease in China.
Source: Xinhua Published: April 03, 2013 11:15
The Bangladeshi permanent representative to the UN, Abdul Momen, on Tuesday called on the international community to mitigate its global health, social and economic strategy to help the 70 million people affected by Autism around the world.
Source: Xinhua Published: April 03, 2013 10:32
Generations of visiting children have compared the smell to "rotten eggs"; it's the powerful aroma of sulfur that hangs over the popular New Zealand tourist destination and geothermal resort of Rotorua.
Source: Xinhua Published: March 28, 2013 08:49
US scientists have discovered that pancreatic cancer cells' growth and spread are fueled by an unusual metabolic pathway that someday might be blocked with targeted drugs to control the deadly cancer, according to a study published Wednesday in journal Nature.
Source: Xinhua Published: March 26, 2013 16:50
The humble sweet potato could hold the key to better health for infants in the developing world, according to research carried out in New Zealand.